GUIDE TO THE APPLICATION OF THE REGULATION RESPECTING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTS IN THE DOMAIN OF THE STATE

Complete guide

Chapter VI – Allocation of forest operations and residual forest
Division I – General provisions applicable to the bioclimatic domains of the sugar bush, the balsam fir forest and the spruce-moss forest

Section 131

A minimum of 30% of the productive forest area in residual forest of 7 m or more in height must be maintained at all times in a territorial reference unit where harvesting is carried out.

Where the limits of a territorial reference unit are changed, in particular following a change of the limits of a development unit, the first paragraph applies to the new territorial reference unit.

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Objectives

  • To distribute cutting areas and residual forest areas in space and over time
  • To maintain the components of the forest cover that provide shelter for wildlife
  • To provide access to the territory

Percentage of residual forest of 7 m or more in height to be maintained in a territorial reference unit

Figure 131 Percentage of residual forest of 7 m or more in height to be maintained in a territorial reference unit